IFI PRIZE Recipient

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Urquiola (Spain/Italy)
Founder and Owner, Studio Urquiola


For her outstanding international contribution to the Interiors profession, IFI – the International Federation of Interior Architects/ Designers has awarded Spanish/Italian designer/architect Patricia Urquiola the 2022 IFI PRIZE—Interiors’ highest individual accolade internationally.

The IFI PRIZE is awarded as part of IFI’s Global Awards Program (IFI GAP) which recognizes and awards design excellence at the world level. Announced at a special virtual ceremony on 21 February 2022, the founder and owner of Studio Urquiola was praised for her accomplishments and commitment to elevating the practice of Interior Architecture/ Design. She was recognized for the breadth of her work, scope of her achievements and contribution at an international level to the discipline.

Urquiola was credited by the IFI PRIZE 2022 jury as “commanding world-class distinction for the quality of her professional work and demonstrating visionary leadership, as well as an ongoing contribution to humanity through design. She represents the combined embodiment of the values, professionalism and achievement celebrated by the award.”

BIO
Patricia Urquiola studied architecture and design at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and completed her studies at the Politecnico di Milano, graduating under the mentorship of Achille Castiglioni. She founded Studio Urquiola in 2001 with her partner, Alberto Zontone, operating in the fields of Industrial Product Design, Architecture, Art Direction and Strategy Consulting. Urquiola has been the Creative Director of Cassina since 2015 and works with many important Italian and international design companies. She is part of the advisory board of the Politecnico of Milan and the Triennale Milano Museum.

Work

Cassina Showroom – Milan

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Image courtesy of Cassina

IFI Design Journalism Award (IFI DJA) Recipient

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walter Mariotti (Italy)
Editorial Director, Domus


The editorial director of Italian magazine Domus, Walter Mariotti was honored with the 2022 IFI Design Journalism Award (IFI DJA) for delivering outstanding and impactful reporting and storytelling.

The jury for the IFI DJA described Mariotti as “an excellent champion of Domus’s support of Interior Design throughout his editorship, making him a very worthy winner of this award. His sustained commitment to advancing the creative industries and advocating for critical reflection in the design profession is crucial and should be commended.”

BIO
Walter Mariotti studied Philosophy in Siena and Harvard and Economics and Management at Bocconi in Milan. His professional career began as a researcher and professor, after which he entered Public Administration in the sectors of culture, public relations and strategic planning. Highlights of his journalism career include conceptually redesigning Panorama, for which he later became Deputy Editor-in-Chief, and establishing Periferie, conceived by Renzo Piano. In 2017, he was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Domus, with the task of conceiving, directing and developing the Domus System, including magazine, website, archive, events, and intelligence.

 

Fellow of IFI (FoIFI) Recipients

Fellows of IFI (FoIFI) are individuals who have displayed outstanding and exemplary professional leadership and international achievements within the Interior Architecture/Design discipline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Leung (Hong Kong, China)
IFI Past-President 2020-2022 / Founder, Steve Leung Design Group – SLD


Steve Leung, former President of IFI 2017-2020, Program Chairman of IFI GAP and founder of Steve Leung Design Group – SLD, was awarded for his service and commitment to IFI during his time as IFI President and member of the IFI Executive Board from 2014-2022.

BIO
Steve Leung is a leading international architect, interior and product designer born in Hong Kong SAR, China. His works reflect the projects’ unique characters with his contemporary touch, taking inspiration from the Asian culture and arts. Honored as the Winner of the 19th Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award, Steve’s projects have been credited with more than 130 design and corporate awards worldwide. Steve is the Founder of Steve Leung Design Group Ltd., which has 600 talented designers and dedicated professionals to work on projects in over 100 cities worldwide. Steve currently serves as President of IFI and on the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Design Centre, and in 2014 established “C Foundation” to actively promote the education and development of the region’s design industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lilia de Jesus, PhD (Philippines)
Associate Professor; Senior Design Consultant, APJArchitects; IFI Board Member 2015-2017; PIID President 2017-2019


Lilia de Jesus, PhD, associate professor; senior design consultant, APJArchitects; former IFI Board Member 2015-2017; and former Philippine Institute of Interior Design President 2017-2019, was recognized for her ongoing academic, practice and volunteer work as a champion of the discipline in her country and region.

BIO
Lilia de Jesus, PhD has worn many hats in the interior design community as practitioner, educator and board member. She received both her Master’s in Art Education and Doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of the Philippines. She served for almost a decade as the president of the Council of Interior Design Educators (CIDE). She was made a Fellow by the Philippines Institute of Interior Designers (PIID) in 2014, where she served as Vice President from 2015-2017 and then President from 2017-2019. From 2015-2017 she was an IFI Board Member. In addition to practicing and her teaching at the University of Santo Tomas, Lilia is currently conducting several avenues of research where her interests could advance the multidisciplinary aspects of interior design as a program and a practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joice Joppert Leal (Brazil)
Founder & CEO, Objeto Brasil Association


Joice Joppert Leal, founder & CEO, Objeto Brasil Association, was commended for her long-standing support and furthering of IFI’s mandate, as well as her tireless commitment to knowledge-sharing, design advocacy and spreading design awareness in Brazil and beyond.

BIO
Joice Joppert Leal is the Chief Executive Officer of Objeto Brasil, which she created in 1996 to disseminate and elevate all sectors of Brazilian design. Joice and her team have dedicated decades to promoting the importance of design across education, to the public and through collaboration with all levels of government, while cultivating and showcasing a robust design community in Brazil and the region. They have done this through exhibitions, publications, awards and partnerships. Prior to founding Objeto Brasil, she conceptualized and implemented Industrial Design Nucleus (NDI) and the DETEC Department of Technology and Industrial Design at the Federation of the State of São Paulo, directing both departments for over 20 years. She fostered the development of Design in Brazil, with programs alongside industries, teaching institutions, design companies and governments. She set up agreements with significant institutions including the World Bank, the IDB, MoMA, WIPO, UNDP, UNIDO.

 

IFI Design Distinction Award (IFI DDA) Winners

From a sustainable, community-centered school catering to 400 girls under the poverty line in Rajasthan, India; the modernization of Parisian barracks as a means of regenerating the city; to a private wine cave excavated into limestone along a secluded river bend in the USA; and a new typology self-service store for online shopping customers in Finland, the 2022 winners of second IFI Global Awards Program showcase the diversity of global Interiors practice and immense value of high-quality architecture/design worldwide.

At a virtual awards ceremony premiering on Monday 21 February 2022, 80 projects were recognized with IFI Design Distinction Awards, from a shortlist of 156 completed interiors from across the world. 

The IFI Design Distinction Awards form part of the IFI Global Awards Program (IFI GAP), which recognizes and documents exemplary vision, talent and commitment showcased in the practice of Interior Architecture/Design today. The 2022 IFI DDA marked its second edition record-breaking entries and representative countries across ten different categories.

 

 

Commerce

 

GOLD
A Little Museum Store – J.C. Architecture (Chinese Taipei)

A Little Museum Store by J.C. Architecture (Chinese Taipei)

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Image credit: Kuo-Min Lee

SILVER

(pictured Left to Right)

Sculptform Studio Showroom – Woods Bagot (Australia)
Dujiangyan Zhongshuge – X+Living (China)

 

 

 

BRONZE

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Harmay Xidan BJ – AIM Architecture (China)
Box by Posti – Fyra (Finland)
X11 Shanghai Huaihai Road Global Flagship Store – Bloom Design (China)
Hipanda Omotesando Flagship Shop – Curiosity Inc. (Japan)
(SO)What Chengdu – Various Associates (China)

 

Habitat

 

GOLD
House of the Silence – Fran Silvestre Arquitectos (Spain)

House of the Silence by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos (Spain)

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Image credit: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

SILVER

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Manifold House – David Jameson Architect (USA)
RJ Quinta da Baronesa – Noura Van Dijk Interior Design (Brazil)

 

 

BRONZE

(pictured left to Right, top to bottom)

Pati Blau – Fran Silvestre Arquitectos (Spain)
Mountain Habitat and Valley Hidden – Shanghai Yayi Interior Design Co. (China)
Heguang Guan – Shanghai Yayi Interior Design Co. (China)
JHouse – Zooco Estudio (Spain)
Marylebone Apartment – Proctor & Shaw (UK)

 

 
 

Health

 

GOLD
University of Virginia, University Hospital Expansion – Perkins&Will (USA)

University of Virginia, University Hospital Expansion by Perkins&Will (USA)

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Image credit: Halkin Mason Photography

SILVER

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Gandel Wing, Cabrini Malvern – Bates Smart (Australia)
Beijing Ikang Evergreen International Medical Center – Beijing Shanfangzhu Art Design Co. (China)

 

 

BRONZE

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Eutopia Dental Clinic – SOHO Interior Design Co. (Chinese Taipei)
Mount Sinai ‘Lab100’ – Cactus (USA)
Fullerton Health Lejing Clinic – Perkins&Will (China)
Eight Medical and Beauty Hospitals in Chengdu – B&M Atelier (China)
Private Clinic Chateau Gracht – 100% interior Sylvia Leydecker (Germany)

 

 

Humanitarian 

 

GOLD
Zhang Yan Cultural Museum – Horizontal Design (China)

Zhang Yan Cultural Museum by Horizontal Design (China)

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Image credit: Su Shengliang / Schran Images

SILVER

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Park Paviljoen Het Nationale Park de Hoge Veluwe – De Zwarte Hond (Netherlands)
D.HOUSE – Xiamen Warp & Weft Design Engineering Co. (China)

 

 

BRONZE

(pictured left to Right, top to bottom)

Yango Hygge·Art and Lifestyle Center, Beijing – Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design (China)
Haikou Yundong Library – Beijing Linghe Buyao Space Design Co. (China)
Not Just Library – J.C. Architecture (Chinese Taipei)
Yiwell Art Museum/Yi Yu Xi Art Museum – Beijing Newsdays Architectural Design Co. (China)
Washington, DC Southwest Public Library – Perkins&Will (USA)

 

 

Learning 

 

GOLD
Landgent Kindergarden – MAD Architects + Supercloud Studio (China)

Landgent Kindergarden by MAD Architects, Supercloud Studio (China)

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Image credit: Xu Xunjun

SILVER

(pictured left to Right, top to bottom)

New Nordic School By the Sea – Fyra (Finland)
MEIYI Royal Kindergarten Education Center – PAL Design Group (Hong Kong, China)

 

 

BRONZE

(pictured left to Right, top to bottom)

University of Law-Paris I, Modernisation of the Lourcine Barracks, Paris (13th) – Chartier Dalix (France)
American International University (Kuwait) – NBBJ (USA)
Giraffe English Shanghai Qiantan Space – DUTS Design (China)
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre – John Wardle Architects (Australia)
Confucius Academic Palace – Shanghai Hyee Interior Design Co. (China)

 

 

Play

 

GOLD
Beijing Zhongshuge Lafayette Store – X+Living (China)

Beijing Zhongshuge Lafayette Store by X+Living (China)

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Image credit: Wu Qingshan

SILVER

(pictured left to Right, top to bottom)

Hill Country Wine Cave – Clayton Korte (USA)
Yijian Café – Golucci Interior Architects Limited (China)

 

 

BRONZE

(pictured left to Right, top to bottom)

Jingshe – Henan Erheyong Architectural Decoration Design Co. (China)
Tori Tori Santa Fe – Esrawe Studio (Mexico)
Blue Mountain Cafe & Bar – SG Design Studio (China)
Voids Café – Studio SKLIM (Singapore)
The Path (Germany) – Yerce Architecture (Turkey)

 

 

Stay

 

GOLD
Sisan · Shuanglang – SYY Design Company (China)

Sisan · Shuanglang by SYY Design Company (China)

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Image credit: SYY Design Company

SILVER

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YangZhou Yingbin Hotel Fufang Building – Shanghai Yayi Interior Design Co. (China)
No Green Hills | Slow Fang she – Hangzhou Slow Coral Cultural Tourism Planning and Design Co. (China)

 

 

BRONZE

(pictured left to Right, top to bottom)

The Sun Rising From The Blue Sea Makes It Gleaming. – Fusion Interior Design (China)
SOHO Commune by the Great Wall – AIM Architecture (China)
Apfelhotel Torgglerhof – noa* network of architecture (Italy)
MYMORY Boutique Hotel – The Rural Old House Reborn – Atelier Right Hub (China)
Wetland Resort – Pangxi Design (China)

 

 

Student

 

GOLD
Dou Gong Revival – ‘Hashtag Wish Tree’ – Rosemary Li, University of Auckland (New Zealand)

Dou Gong Revival - 'Hashtag Wish Tree' by Rosemary Li, University of Auckland (New Zealand)

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SILVER

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The Centre of Bio Psych-Design – Isabelle Kleijn, UNSW Sydney (Australia)
The New Type of Community – Yao Xiaoqian, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong, China)

 

 

BRONZE

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Guerrilla Planter – Cheuk Sum Leung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong, China)
Memoria – Noah Sunderland, UNSW Sydney (Australia)
Plastscape – Wing Yee Sardonna, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong, China)
Box World – Xixze Li, School of Visual Art (USA)
The Veen Co-living in Twin Tower – Shuk Man Shiu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong, China)

 

 

Sustainability

 

GOLD
The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girl’s School (India) – Diana Kellogg Architects (DKA) (USA)

The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girl's School (India) by Diana Kellogg Architects (DKA) (USA)

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Image credit: Vinay Panjwani

SILVER

(pictured left to Right, top to bottom)

No Footprint House (NFH) – A-01 (Costa Rica)
Baoshan WTE Exhibition Center – Kokaistudios (China)

 

 

BRONZE

(pictured left to Right, top to bottom)

Xiangyuxiangyuan Home Stay – The Design Institute Of Landscape & Architecture China Academy Of Art Co. (China)
Floating Home – i29 (Netherlands)
Nanbo Bay Reception Center – Sunson Design (China)
Selma Lagerlöf Centre – White Arkitekter (Sweden)
Naava Oasis – Fyra (Finland)

 

 

Work

 

GOLD
Canada Goose Shanghai Office – RooMoo (China)

Canada Goose Shanghai Office by RooMoo (China)

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Image credit: Arch-Exist

SILVER

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Jinan Bocuiminghu Textile Culture and Arts Exhibition Hall – Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design (China)
6 Pancras Square – Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (UK)

 

 

BRONZE

(pictured left to Right, top to bottom)

1987 REEB Brewery – W.DESIGN (China)
ARPINO New Offices – CIPRO Group (Angola)
The Hayesbery – Woods Bagot (Australia)
Xi’an ZhenGuanFu LiuLiGuangYuan – LIA Interior Design (China)
QRC Suites – Hassell Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)

 

 

 

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